‘Five more years’ of Office for Mac


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Microsoft has made a commmitment to Office for Mac for the next 5 years.

As part of the annual Apple hoopla at Macworld, Microsoft made a commitment to produce versions of Office for Macintosh for the next five years.

A good move, but not really a surprise. Microsoft would hardly want to relinquish ground to any competitors by stopping work on Office for Mac, especially when there are new document formats in the works as well. Adoption of the ‘DOCX’ formats will be smoother if two of the major operating systems will accept the new documents.

What would have been _much_ nicer to hear was a commitment from both Apple and Microsoft to make Mac and Windows computers network more smoothly, especially in Active Directory and Windows Server hosted situations. I don’t mean the usual hollow promises from both sides, but some real results that will lower the blood pressure of network administrators across the globe. Don’t hold your breath.

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